War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0310 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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LEXINGTON, July 21, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just learned that Captain Ferguson, with seventy-five men, is on the track of Todd's guerrillas, which, he says, are reported 200 strong, and were within a mile of Waverly last night. I have made the order and he will go west when he returns.

JAS. McFERRAN,

Colonel First Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

WARRENSBURG, July 21, 1864.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN,

Lexington:

Arrow Rock reported burnt last night. The general commanding thinks that the concentration at Lexington of more than two companies is not necessary. We must hold the country and know what is moving in it.

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, July 21, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

Lieutenant D. P. Woodruff telegraphs from Glasgow that he was attacked at 7 p.m. last evening by about 200 guerrillas (Todd's) at Arrow Rock, and compelled to retreat to Glasgow. Has three men missing and lost all the horses. I have ordered his command here. Come up as guard on first boat.

JAS. McFERRAN,

Colonel, &c.

WARRENSBURG, July 21, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE H. HALL,

Sedalia:

The commanding general directs me to suggest to you that the band of guerrillas that were at Arrow Rock will try a raid upon the railroad towns east of Sedalia, and to be prepared for such a move by throwing a heavy scout out in the vicinity of Syracuse.

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEDALIA, July 21, 1864. (Received 10 p.m.)

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

Captain Parke, at Boonville, is informed that Captain Gazes [?], commanding the guerrillas at Arrow Rock, was reported mortally wounded. The band is said to have gone from Arrow Rock, about 160 strong.